A private laboratory specialized in the analysis, testing and failure analysis of materials since 1993

The failure of a material, part or structure can lead to many economic consequences for an industrialist. When a failure occurs, it is important to identify its nature and origin in order to set up corrective actions.

The laboratory’s skills in failure analysis allow us to carry out a full investigation using our high-performance test facilities. Our long-standing experience allows us to highlight indications as to the origin of a failure.

Failure analysis enables us to:

Check the compliance of the material with the requisite specifications and in-situ constraints by carrying out chemical analyses, mechanical tests and characterization tests of the microstructure;

Observe the fracture surface under microscope to determine the type of failure (ductile, brittle, following a shock, fatigue, material non-compliance, intergranular, intergranular, due to the presence of inclusions, hydrogen embrittlement, etc.);

Diagnose the cause of the failure and propose solutions.

Our experts can also carry out fractographic analyses on-site.

Application examples :

Ductile fracture
Copper wire with a ductile-type fracture.

Brittle fracture
Screw broken due to excessive tightening torque.

Examples of associated technical facilities :

Scanning Electron Microscopy & EDS Microanalysis


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Optical Microscope


Operating principle: 360-degree view of samples, without touching or moving them, Recording (...)

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Microhardness


Principle A constant force is applied on the sample surface with an indenter – typically a (...)

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